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Backed by Visa, Ace steps up its rewards

October 3, 2010 | By Ken Clark The ability to bring instant credit to the sales floor of Ace Hardware stores is seen as a powerful new sales tool for…
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Boulder’s McGuckin dropping ties to True Value for Ace

McGuckin Hardware is ending its 30-year partnership with the True Value co-op as of Dec. 31, 2016, and will start buying from the Ace Hardware co-op as of Jan. 1,…
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Survey points to hardware optimism

How optimistic are 765 Ace Hardware retailers surveyed in the recent biennial Retailer Satisfaction Survey? Almost 90% say they “intend to grow and expand operations in the near term,” the…
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Hardware store steps up for the kids

Brooklyn, New York-based retailer Matt Mazzone’s idea to sell chocolate for charity has been a huge hit. It started out local, and sweetened into a national program whereby Ace stores…
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Ace Hardware goes all in on neighborhood stores

A boom in home remodeling has put the spotlight on strong sales at home improvement chains like Home Depot and Lowe’s, but Oak Brook-based Ace Hardware Corp. also is seeing rising sales…
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Hardware store transitions to Ace

Big Star Ace Hardware, formerly known as “Do it Best” RTD Hardware, is bringing new products and services to the area while maintaining the quality customer service the store has…
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Venhuizen elaborates on Ace’s vision

Chicago — Ace Hardware CEO John Venhuizen was relatively quiet during the co-op’s General Session here at McCormick Place last week. The reason: He was happy to cede his time…
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Consumer Reports Searches For Top House Paints

You want an exterior paint that stands up to the elements—the sun, the rain, the snow—and also resists dirt and mildew. To see which last the longest, Consumer Reports tested…
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How Ace Hardware Turned Corner Stores Into A $4.7 Billion Co-Op

When Jeremy Melnick’s grandfather opened his first Ace Hardware store along Chicago’s ritzy Gold Coast in 1950, there wasn’t a whole lot of competition. Wal-Mart? An Arkansas five-and-dime. Lowe’s was…
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Ace retailer and board member Amy Kaplanis recognized in the 13th annual “Women Worth Watching” publication of the Profiles in Diversity Journal

September 1, 2014 Amy Kaplanis recognized in the 13th annual “Women Worth Watching” publication of the Profiles in Diversity Journal Growing up, had anyone told me that someday I would…
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